ABOUT

I am an honours graduate of Animal Behavior College and have earned my Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) accreditation which is a globally recognized certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I am also a certified trick dog instructor and judge.

I have been training dogs professionally since 2015 and have countless hours in training basic pet dog manners, sport training such as Scent Detection and CARO Rally Obedience, Therapy Dog classes and Reactive Rover classes.  I have worked one on one with even the most intense fearful, aggressive and anxiety riddled dogs, some of which were labelled as "untrainable".

Being the proud owner of a reactive dog, I am committed to consistently furthering my education in all aspects of dog training with a strong focus on behaviour modification.  My training techniques are science based positive reinforcement training.

 

Training my first dog when I was 11 and spending my life with many different animal species, I take great pride in my work.  I consistantly take courses and seminars to strengthen my knowledge and keep up to date with current science based training techniques.

 

Working through behaviour issues with my current dog, Copper, has given me helpful insight into not only training reactive dogs, but living with them too.  Copper and I now hold several titles in Scent Detection, Caro Rally Obedience and Tricks.

 

I do NOT use any form of "correction" based collars such as choke chains, pinch collars or shock collars (also known as e-collars or "tickle" collars.  Don't let the name fool you - they shock your dog).  These collars are generally not needed and can actually cause fear or aggression in your dog, especially if you are using them to overcome fear or aggression. 


 

Copper with his ribbons

Copper, my reactive, wonderful mix breed rescue dog looking rather proud of his accomplishments